Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel is a universal problem experienced by players due to a variety of reasons. The error can stem from incorrect cross-save connections or player bans, but the most common reason for the issue is a connection disengage.
Given that Destiny 2 operates on a hybrid MMO/dungeon crawler mechanic with RPG elements, it requires an internet connection to play. Error Code WEASEL is a frequently reported problem that prevents users from logging into the game and re-directs them to the app selection screen.
Reason For Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel
Bungie mentions Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel to be “an all-encompassing problem” that arises due to a network issue. It can also be caused when players who have the ‘Cross-Save’ option enabled try to log in to multiple platforms simultaneously.
The error will be seen on the screen of whichever platform they logged in first. For example, if you are logged into Destiny 2 via PlayStation 5 (PS5) and then try to log into the same account on PC, the PS5 screen will show the Weasel error message while the game will run smoothly on the computer.
Additionally, players can encounter the Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel if they try to log into their account while they are banned. Bungie states that the Weasel error is not the cause of the ban but rather a result of it. A solution is to wait for the ban to be over or contact Bungie Help.
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How To Fix Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel?
Whenever players encounter the Weasel error in any Destiny 2 game, they are presented with a screen that reads: “Could not connect to Destiny 2 servers. Check your internet connection and try again.” This guide will tell you how to fix the network issue rather than exploring the ‘cross-save’ or ‘ban’ scenarios.
Switch From Wi-Fi Connection To Any Wired Mode
Bungie ‘strongly recommends’ switching the network connection of your PC from Wi-Fi to a wired LAN. A slow or faulty Wi-Fi device could lead to the Weasel error since Destiny 2 requires a strong connection. Connect the Ethernet cable in the LAN port of the console and follow these steps to switch the connection.
- Switch on your console. Go to the ‘Network’ option in the Settings section on your PlayStation device. Xbox users must press the logo button in the middle of their controller to open the guide.
- PlayStation users can set up their network connection by navigating to Network Settings –> Set Up Internet Connection and then choosing the ‘Set Up Wired LAN’ option.
- Xbox users need to select the Profile & System option and then choose Settings. The Network Settings option can be found under the ‘General’ menu option. Among the variety of options, select ‘Disconnect Wireless.
Check the FPS of your game after switching to a wired mode and compare it to the frames-per-second given by Wi-Fi. You may then know whether a slow connection was the problem or not.
Power Cycle The Console/Restart Your PC.
Power cycling your console will reset the device, after which the Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel might be remedied. It works differently on Xbox and PlayStation. Here are the steps for the Xbox device:
- Hold the power button for at least ten seconds until it turns off.
- Turn on the console by pressing the Xbox logo button on the controller.
- The power cycling will be finished.
PlayStation users can follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Switch off the PlayStation device either manually or from the power button
- Remove the power cable from the back of the console.
- Wait at least 20 minutes and re-plug the power cable and the console. Switch it on, and the power cycling will be complete.
If you are playing on a PC, a similar solution can be used by restarting the PC. It is the OG method to solve any network-related issues that aren’t resulting from a faulty Wi-Fi or slow data connection.
Keep Latency Low
A high latency might be decreasing the speed of the internet connection between the Destiny 2 host server and the gamer’s server. We recommend closing any background apps or installations consuming networks other than Destiny 2 and restarting the game.
- Press the CTRL + ALT + Delete button on your PC to open the Task Manager window.
- Check the apps running in the background. Close whichever is necessary.
- If you are on the console, look for background installations from the ‘Downloads’ section.
If you are still encountering Destiny 2 Error Code Weasel, go through the Network Troubleshooting Guide by Bungie. The website generally has the solution to each network-related error in Destiny 2.